Germany: Hard insulation extended until February 14


In order to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government and the federal states have agreed to extend the strict quarantine until February 14. Thus, restaurants, entertainment and cultural venues and a number of shops will remain closed. Exceptions continue to apply, for example, to grocery stores, dry goods stores and supermarkets.

However, the entire list of measures that should come into force has not yet been agreed upon. Whether a curfew or a commitment to work from the home office will be imposed is not yet decided. Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil proposes to introduce an obligation to grant employees the right to work from home through a new regulation. Also, it has not yet been decided when and for students of which classes the schools will open.

Preparing for the conference with Angela Merkel, the prime ministers have previously discussed the measures that are planned to be introduced among themselves. The federal states are responsible for implementing the rules. They can reject some of the requirements or adapt them as required by the situation in the regions. Negotiations are underway amid a falling number of new coronavirus infections. However, the number of deaths remains high. Epidemiologists also warn of the danger of a new strain of coronavirus, which is many times more infectious than the previously existing one.

In this regard, many experts advocate further tightening of measures in order to dramatically reduce the number of infected people in a short time. However, this initiative ran into a wave of resistance from a number of prime ministers. The final decision of the Chancellor and the Prime Ministers of the Lands is expected tonight.

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Source: Все материалы – Московский Комсомолец by www.mknews.de.

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